Juventus appoint Maurizio Sarri as new manager

first_img Next Reuters New DelhiJune 16, 2019UPDATED: June 16, 2019 21:41 IST Juventus has appointed Maurizio Sarri on a 3-year contract (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMaurizio Sarri joins Juventus on a 3-year contractSarri had told Chelsea about his desire to return to his native countrySarri helped Chelsea win the Europa League and finish 3rd in Premier League 2018-19Serie A champions Juventus appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new coach on Sunday, hoping that his ambitious possession-based game would extend their dominance of Italian football and bring them European silverware.British media reported Juventus agreed a compensation fee with Chelsea in excess of 5 million pounds ($6.30 million) for Sarri, who joins the Italian giants on a three-year contract.Sarri was at Chelsea for just one season, where he won the Europa League — the first major trophy of his career — and led them to a third-placed finish in the Premier League.On paper it was a commendable feat, but it was a rocky campaign for the former Napoli boss whose team never seemed to fully adapt to his so-called “Sarri-ball” system.”In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said in a statement.”He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.”The chain-smoking 60-year-old coach replaced the phlegmatic Massimiliano Allegri who won five successive Serie A titles in as many seasons in charge — extending Juve’s run to eight in a row — plus the Coppa Italia four times. He also led them to two Champions League finals.NAPOLI CONNECTIONThe move is likely to infuriate supporters at Napoli, where Sarri spent three seasons and turned them into the team most likely to threaten Juve’s dominance.advertisementNapoli finished as runners-up twice and third place once under Sarri’s leadership and achieved a club record 91 points in the 2017-18 when they came agonisingly close to snatching the title — even beating Juve 1-0 in Turin towards the end of the season.Juventus seemed to lack a recognisable playing style under Allegri, a pragmatic coach who last season fielded 38 different lineups in 38 league matches.That will not be the case under Sarri, who turned Napoli into the most eye-catching Serie A side with their complex passing movements.His style, however, makes huge demands of the players and Sarri was also criticised at Napoli over his failure to rest players, something which could prove a problem at Juventus who have more strength-in-depth and will be battling on two fronts.He will also have to find a way of incorporating Cristiano Ronaldo into his team. The 34-year-old, with two years of his Juventus contract still to run, is still lethal in small bursts but not able to maintain such a high tempo over 90 minutes.A former bank employee, Sarri never played football professionally and made his Serie A coaching debut at the age of 55 with Empoli after winning promotion with them in 2014.Known as “Mr 33”, because he reputedly thought up 33 different plans for setpieces, Sarri quickly innovated at Napoli by using a drone to film training sessions from above.Sarri began coaching amateur teams back in the 1990s, managing to combine his hobby with a banking career that took him to the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg.He coached 16 different sides in the lower division of the Italian league before finally reaching Serie A with Empoli.Also Read | Eden Hazard fuels ‘Galacticos’ expectations at Real MadridAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Maurizio SarriFollow JuventusFollow ChelseaFollow Juventus football team Juventus appoint Maurizio Sarri as new managerMaurizio Sarri, who has left Chelsea after just one year with the Europa League champions, has joined Juventus on a three-year contract. advertisementlast_img read more

Joseph Howe Manor Results Show Seniors Apartments Safe

first_imgLab results have proven that asbestos found in Joseph Howe Manor in Halifax does not pose a problem for residents. The Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority notified residents today, July 11, that no asbestos was found in any dust samples taken from the senior citizens’ apartments. Last week the housing authority identified asbestos in some building materials used to construct the 175-unit building in the mid 1970s. The asbestos is contained within the drywall joint filler compound and in the plaster stucco ceilings. A small amount of chrysotile asbestos fibres was found in stucco residue taken from above the elevator doors, likely as a result of repair work. The residue is not airborne and therefore not breathable. Kim Strong, president of Maritime Testing Ltd., an environmental consulting firm that has been conducting the tests, recommends vacuuming the residue with a high-powered HEPA filter vacuum cleaner as the most effective way of eliminating this residue. Environmental health experts advise that repairs or renovations should always be done by a qualified person with training in asbestos management to avoid dust generation. The Department of Community Services directed the seven provincial housing authorities to adopt a code of practice for managing asbestos in buildings which says that when asbestos containing materials are found, staff, building occupants and contractors must be informed as soon as possible. “Asbestos poses health risks only when fibres are present in the air that people breathe, said Dr. Robert Strang, medical officer of health with the Department of Health. “Results from the dust samples taken show that there is no airborne asbestos at Joe Howe Manor. That means there is no risk to the health of residents or staff.” “I hope residents will feel reassured that the tests confirmed no asbestos fibres were found in any apartments,” said Pat Lawrence, director of the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority. Dr. Strang said it is important to note that the asbestos was found during a planned inspection of the apartment building and not as a result of a health complaint. Knowledge in the industry has evolved. Much more is now known about asbestos today than even a couple of years ago. “Asbestos was widely used in building construction materials from the 1940s to the 1970s, so it’s quite common to find it many homes or buildings throughout North America, said Mr. Strong. “The industry acknowledges that unless these materials are disturbed they don’t cause a problem,” he said. Asbestos poses more of a problem when it shows up in loose material, such as insulation, rather than when used with a binding agent, such as in plaster. “It is important for residents to feel safe in their homes,” said Ms. Lawrence. “Residents of Joe Howe Manor have our guarantee that the ongoing maintenance program will ensure asbestos does not become a problem in this building.”last_img read more